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Argentina logo claim insults Falklands dead

In 1982, Britain stood up to military aggression from Argentina and recaptured the Falkland Islands after we were invaded.

In that campaign, 255 British troops died for us, and our wish to remain British is only made possible by the continuing presence of British forces in the Islands.

Argentina has never given up its Falklands claim, but the armed aggression of 1982 has been replaced by an aggressive economic war.

As the 30th anniversary approaches, Argentina is now proposing that their athletes in the Olympics wear a logo stating 'Las Islas Malvinas son Argentinas' ('The Falklands are Argentine').

The Olympics are supposed to be apolitical. Is this really how we want to remember the 255 troops who died defending us?

DR BARRY ELSBY

Stanley, Falkland Islands

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